>> the speech he gave in 2004 was a stump speech that he gave... i mean, i was literally watching it on television and, like, reciting it. and i was calling a friend of mine. and both of us were cracking up that this was the same speech that he used to give to crowds of, like, ten people, or in some church on the south side where, you know, no one knew how to pronounce his name and, you know, they were just meeting him for the first time, and this was a speech he would give. >> thank you very much, everybody. god bless you! ( cheers and applause ) >> this guy's going places. >> this is like watching tiger woods. >> it's amazing he's still a state senator in illinois. >> narrator: immediately, the pundits and journalists began casting obama in a new light. >> forget about uniter and divider; tonight, we heard from a transcender. >> he lit it up. >> people talk about him quite openly as the first black president of the united states.